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ZATTA, Antonio. [Antique maps of Essex]
Provincia di Essex di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1779. Original colour. 205 x320mm.
Original antique map of Essex, with a decorative title cartouche. Zatta only published maps of four English counties, the others being Middlesex, Kent and Surrey.
[Ref: 12481]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


EYRE, Thomas. [The first large-scale survey of Northamptonshire]
The County of Northampton as Surveyed and Planned by the late Mr Thomas Eyre of Kettering. Revised by the late Mr Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to the Kind and engraved by William Faden in 1779. London: Faden, 1791. Four sheets, joined in pairs, total (if joined) 1280 x 1320mm. Hole in fold.
The first large-scale antique map of Northamptonshire, started by Thomas Eyre (1691-1757), a surveyor, bell-founder and clockmaker of Kettering. After he died the task was continued by Thomas Jefferys, who in turn died in 1771, and finally by William Faden. The map is dedicated to Dr John Hinchcliffe, Lord Bishop of Peterborough, John Clarke, High Sheriff, and "The Gentlemen of the Grand Jury for the said County at the Summer Assize 1775": an engraved note informs us that "the map was laid before these sixteen gentlemen for their observation and correction previous to its publication", doubtless contributing further to its delayed appearance. This third, revised edition has an added vignette of the "Geddington Cross" added to the one of "Queen's Cross" at Hardingstone; these are two of the three remaining "Eleanor Crosses", erected by King Edward I between 1291-4 to mark the route of his dead queen, Eleanor of Castile, from Lincoln to London for burial.
[Ref: 11807]    £1,000.00 ($1,345 • €1,136 rates)


LINDLEY, Joseph & CROSLEY, William. [The first trigonometrical map of Surrey]
To the Kings most excellent Majesty, This Map of the County of Surrey, From a Survey made in the Years 1789 and 1790 Is with his Majesty's gracious permission Most humbly Dedicated... London: the Authors, 1793. Original colour. Two sheets, dissected and laid on linen edged with silk, as issued, total 850 x 1120mm, with contemporary full calf gilt slipcase with maroon morocco title label. Slipcase rubbed.
A large and detailed map of Surrey in fine original colour, extending north of the Thames to show London's streets, the outlines of Hampton Court and Bushy Park, and also including Windsor Great Park in Berkshire. The title is within a fine cartouche of architectural ruins. This, the sixth survey of the county, was the last completed before the government-funded Ordnance Survey. It was the work of two experienced surveyors, Joseph Lindley and William Crosley, who also wrote a detailed account of their work, 'Memoir of a Map of the County of Surrey', which gives an unusual insight into the creation of such a map. Joseph Lindley (1756-1808) was born near Wakefield, the son of a local architect. He was sent to London to work in banking, but by 1781 he was employed at the Time Department at Greenwich where he rapidly rose to become Head of the Department and Assistant to Sir Nevil Maskelyne, the Astronomer Royal. In 1786 he helped General William Roy take chronometer readings for the triangulation of the line between Paris and London. Roy's Hounslow Heath baseline (1784), the basis of this measurement as well the modern Ordnance Survey, is marked here. Soon after Lindley's return from Paris he decided this survey of Surrey and asked Roy if he could use his triangulation of the South East as a basis. He then chose 85 'stations' (high points) to increase the accuracy of the triangulation. For help drawing the map Lindley went into partnership with William Crosley (died 1794). Crosley has begun as an estate surveyor before working on the surveying of canals, working for both John Rennie and Robert Mylne. He worked on the Rochdale, Lancaster and Kennett & Avon canals, as well as the Arun Navigation in Sussex. For this survey he was assisted by a local land surveyor, Richard Crabtree of Farnham; the pair augmented the trigonometry with more traditional methods, measuring many roads with surveying wheels. After the survey was completed in 1790 the orthography was proofed by or use of standard names by sending proofs to the local historians Rev Owen Manning, rector of Godalming, and William Bray (who later edited Manning's 'History of Surrey' for publication). On completion the map was passed to Benjamin Baker of Islington for engraving. The project was not a financial success: Lindley gave up surveying and sold a share in the plates and stock of maps to Netlam Giles (c.1775-1816, a civil engineer who also worked for Rennie) for £64 in 1799. William Faden bought the plates and reissued the map as a second edition in 1814 and again with revisions in 1819; his son-in-law and successor James Wyld re-issued the map in 1874, after removing the names of Lindley and Crosley Lindley & Crosley's 'Memoir' is available for free on Google Books.
[Ref: 16383]    £2,200.00 ($2,959 • €2,499 rates)


BURN, George. [Detailed chart of the approaches to Harwich Harbour]
A New Chart of Harwich Harbour with the Rolling Ground, Felstow Road, Goldermore's and Flats of the Naze most humbly Inscribed and Presented to the Hon.ble Capt.n James Lutterell... London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. 520 x 510mm. Wide margins.
Harwich was important as the only safe anchorage on the east coast of England between the Thames and Humber. As such it was important for the Royal Navy, especially at the time this chart was published, as invasion by Revolutionary France was feared.
[Ref: 13254]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


HOGG, Alexander. [View of Newcastle Upon Tyne]
View of Newcastle, upon Tyne, in Northumberland. London, Hogg, 1795. 220 x 320mm.
Engraving of Newcatle Upon Tyne. From 'The New and Complete English Traveller' published by Alexander Hogg.
[Ref: 15710]    £120.00 ($161 • €136 rates)


TAYLOR, Isaac. [An early town plan of Wolverhampton]
A Plan of Wolverhampton Surveyed in MDCCL By Isaac Taylor and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. London, c.1798. Town plan printed from three plates on one sheet. Total 475 x 600mm. Narrow lateral margins, repairs to binding folds.
A plan of Wolverhampton, with a large roccoco title cartouche and insets of St. Peter's Collegiate Church and the Wolverhampton Free School in John Street. Among the buildings marked are the Meeting Houses of the Presbyterians and the Quakers. First published by Jefferys in 1751, this second state comes from a county history published at the end of the century. Originally printed from a single plate, the map is now cut into three vertical strips, presumably because of damage.
[Ref: 14270]    £775.00 ($1,042 • €880 rates)


MALTON, James. [View of Stonehenge]
To the Society of Antiquarians London, This Plate, A View of Stone-Henge Wiltshire, with its accompanying Plate of explanation, is humbly dedicated by their obedient Servant, James Malton. London, 1800. 340 x 460mm. Repaired tears.
A view of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, from a watercolour by James Malton (1761-1803), 'View taken March 1796'.
[Ref: 17139]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [The Strait of Dover during the French Revolutionary Wars]
The Strait of Dover. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. London: Luffman, 1801. 135 x 160mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Map of the Straits of Dover showing the mouth of the Thames in the upper left and a dotted line showing the shorest distance between England and France, the 23 miles from Calais to Dover. The map was published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World', at a time when England expected an invasion by France.
[Ref: 13183]    £90.00 ($121 • €102 rates)


OWEN, Francis. [A Georgian sea chart of Spithead]
This New & Correct Chart of Spithead, from the East End of Hayling Island to Stokes Bay, is by Permission, Most Respectfully Dedicated to the Right Honorable Lord Radstock, Vice Adrmiral of the Red, by his Lordships Obliged humble Serv.t Francis Owen, Master int he Royal Navy. London: Robert Laurie & James Whittle, 1801. 760 x 615mm. Splits in centre fold margins reinforced.
A detailed chart of Spithead, the roadstead for Portsmouth, often used by the Royal Navy. It also shows Portsea, Fareham, Porchester, Gosport, Havant and Hayling Island, and, on the other side of the Solent, Ryde, St Helens, Brading and Sandown on the Isle of Wight. Engraved by Benjamin Baker, it shows the region at a time when Britain feared invasion from France, during the War of the Second Coalition (1799-1802).
[Ref: 12948]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


MARTYN, Thomas. [Rare index to Martyn's Cornwall map]
A Complete Index to Martyn's large Map of the County of Cornwall, and of those parts of the County of Devon, which lie to the west of the River Tamar. To which is added a short account of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall. London, Printed by J. Liddell: and sold by Law and Whittaker, 1816. 8vo, half calf with marbled boards, spine in six compartments lettered in gilt, rubbed; title+ (ii)+95, errata slip tipped in at rear; old ink mss. copy of a letter by Thomas Martyn giving an account of his maps, dated ‘March, 14th 1749’ on rear endpapers.
A separately-published index to Martyn's nine-sheet map of Cornwall, originally published c. 1748. Such was its importance that there was sufficient interest in it to warrant this index nearly seventy years later.
[Ref: 11815]    £1,350.00 ($1,816 • €1,534 rates)


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